Court TV Announces Original News Special


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) On the Life and Death of George Floyd: “I Can’t Breathe” Premiered Sunday, January 17th at 9pm ET on Court TV

ENSPIRE Contributor: Michelle Bolden

The murder of George Floyd sparked outrage in communities all across America, and now viewers got an in-depth look at the details surrounding the tragic but pivotal moment in our history. Court TV, the multi-platform network devoted to live and in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, world-premiered “I Can’t Breathe”–A Court TV Special on Sunday, January 17th at 9PM ET.  

The hour-long special set the stage for the trials of the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the case, taking viewers through Floyd’s life, with origins in Houston, Texas, and his tragic death, which launched a national movement on race in America. Court TV will present extensive, live, and gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Floyd trials, the first of which is set to begin in March.

“I Can’t Breathe”–A Court TV Special featured exclusive interviews with Floyd’s friends — Herbert Mouton, Travis Cains, and Vaughn Dickerson; Jim Lane, the brother of Officer Thomas Lane, one of the officers charged in the case; Houston Forward Times associate editor Jeff Boney; Houston Community activist Carl Davis; Minneapolis Community Activist Michelle Gross; and more.

Court TV anchor Michael Ayala hosted the special, reporting alongside Court TV legal correspondent Julia Jenae and members of the network’s acclaimed team of anchors and reporters who made contributions.

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